It certainly feels like summer is sticking around (quite literally, in the form of sweat), but today marks the first official day of fall. And while the transition of seasons may seem like an untimely adieu to crave-worthy foods like berries, fresh herbs, and rosé-infused gummi bears, one hot weather treat we’re not letting go of is ice cream.
Luckily for us, many New York shops offer a bevy of fall-themed ice cream flavors to satisfy both our pumpkin spice-minded palates and overwhelming desire to stay cool. We teamed up with New York Live to hit up three Big Apple businesses that are ahead of the dairy game with their lines of festive, seasonal offerings. Scroll down for more and check out the full segment here!
il laboratorio del gelato
The possibilities truly are endless at il labroratorio del gelato, which rotates 45 of its 200+ flavors at its Lower East Side storefront. From apple cinnamon and fig to corn and nutmeg, there is, quite literally, a fall scoop for every personality and preference. We were blown away by the gelato’s simplicity, but ability to impart bold, fresh flavors. What fall food do you want to see in ice cream form? No matter how bizarre, these guys can probably make it.
Aside from pumpkin, nothing screams fall more than the almighty yam. And when this yam is a purple-hued ube, it’s time to step up your Instagram game. As delicious as it is stunning, Soft Swerve‘s popular frozen yogurt is a picture-perfect indulgence. Serve it in a seasonally appropriate cinnamon cone for an added spice and celebration of cooler temperatures.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
There’s a reason why this tiny parlor is consistently voted as one of the best in the city. Pumpkin pie, black sesame, and zen butter (peanut butter with toasted white sesame seeds) are just a few of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory‘s fall-appropriate flavors, but you should also sample some of their famous offerings like almond cookie and don tot (Chinese egg custard). Needless to say, we’re going need more of this to hibernate before winter.